I hope you have had a most blessed Lord's day.
Has your weekend been a joyful one? I hope so!
I am thankful for having an enjoyable weekend in which I
am excited to have gotten to pick up some new crafty things I can't
wait to get into... and some I already have☺
This weekend, a fun trip to Hobby Lobby was inevitable,
especially as I was feeling in the creating mood.
I think I'm almost always in that mood, which renders quite
a few- maybe too many- trips to the craft store.
Sometimes you just have to fuel your love for what you enjoy,
especially when you're starting something somewhat new to you.
For me, paper-crafting is something I have done
a little of here and there and always wanted to experiment more with,
so I am!
And I have to say... I LOVE IT!
I loved picking out the most charming, lovely stamps
and some sweet embellishments to begin making cards.
I picked up a paper-punch which I am quite excited about.
In getting to try it out, I have had fun putting all of the glitter hearts
together that I can to make beautiful color combinations and
added embellishment on cards I have begun.
I also got the loveliest, feminine lady stamp with a beautiful dress,
some accent buttons that include some very vintage cameos
and ladylike pieces and then some seashells, as well.
I saw this metallic fuchsia ric-rac ribbon that can be
added to edge cards or postcard creations.
It sparkles so prettily and is the neatest color.
Can you tell I am a bit partial to anything with sparkle? ;)
I got to sit down for some quiet, relaxing time
to delve into playing with some different designs.
I love the array of glitter and foil and Victorian print card stock
they have at the craft store, which I happily used to edge and border
some of my creations.
I also used new and older stamps I have and ended up making
a few cards, but my favorite had this angel stamp on it
and some lovely pink accents.
It's so much fun going through a box of really anything you can
use for crafts and just treasure hunt and find things you can use
or things you forgot you had or things you haven't yet used
and get excited about it- especially because you
get to add those items to the new delights you picked up and
then just sit down and enjoy using them all.
Something else that came home with me is this elegant butterfly
print fabric. It is a nice mix of soft and stiffer material as I
plan to sew a slightly flared skirt with it.
I can't wait to start on it, hopefully this coming weekend☺
Lastly, I finished up some pieces of jewelry that I made
for some fun summer wear.
As a girl with the beach always on her mind,
I loved making some sea-inspired jewelry, including starfish and seahorses.
I also learned somewhat recently how to make simply pretty
and vibrant tassels from embroidery floss and I added these to
the jewelry for a fun, bright touch.
The persimmon color tassel on the starfish gold pendant necklace
is so vivid and pretty. And I used the same color on a bead bracelet
I made for a lovely contrast. The bright red-orange with turquoise
is one of my favorite color combinations.
That was a little bit of crafting joy from my weekend☺
Are you working on any crafts?
Something new you're excited to start working on?
I wish you a blessed and wonderful July 4th spent
joyfully with family!!
Blessings and hugs!